Arsenal have been linked with a number of midfield additions this summer, despite already having signed Granit Xhaka this month, and I believe Hakan Calhanoglu would make the most difference.
We have all seen the reports linking us with bringing in N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and while they are all quality options, I believe Hakan will bring a more unique and needed skill-set to our club.
Calhanoglu has been setting YouTube alight in recent seasons with a host of incredibly taken free-kicks, and a superior set-piece taker would be a huge addition to our side. We have a wealth of attacking players, but should he replicate his form in the Bundesliga from dead-ball situations, he would no doubt be the best free-kick taker on our shores since the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo or David Beckham.
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From what I can see, the last real links with us signing the Turkish international came over six months ago, and he has not had the best season with Bayer Leverkusen statistically, but has been a key player in the side which finished third in the German top division, helping them to earn a Champions League place for next year.
The 22 year-old scored against England in Turkey’s recent 2-1 loss, and I expect him to play a key role in his side’s upcoming Euro 2016 campaign, despite his young age.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been linked with the midfielder previously, and now could be the prefect time to land Calhanoglu given his struggles this term, and I for one am certain he would excel under Wenger.
The only downfall of his arrival would be the likelihood of Alex Iwobi having his playing time limited, as he was exceptional when breaking into the first-team this season.
Do you follow my belief in Hakan? Who should be sold to accommodate more midfield additions?